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A question for New Yorkers/East Coasters!





Do you guys really keep your shoes on inside the house all the time? Is it really obvious that I’m a Canadian when I have American characters kicking their shoes off at the door? 

If so, when do you put your shoes on? Immediately after you put your socks on in the morning, whenever you come across wherever you took them off the night before, or do you bring them back to the door at night and put them on there in the morning? 

Shoes-in-house logistics, I do not understand you. 

Not from NY, but: if I’m at home I take them off, but if I’m over at someone else’s house I generally don’t unless they ask me to or my shoes are particularly dirty that day. 

I generally kick them off in my room as I change out of my work clothes, leave them lying next to the dresser, and put them back on right before I head out the door. 

That said, I’ve certainly run into families where they all take their shoes off right at the door and leave them there (and ask their guests to do the same, which I actually… find a little bit rude? My feet get really cold, tho, and it’s easy to slip in just socks.)

Not an east coaster, but just chiming in because I’m interested in these little geographically-variable customs — taking off the shoes is definitely an Alaskan thing too! Probably because there’s either snow or mud on your feet at least 80% of the year, and besides, who wants to wear snow boots indoors? But even in summer, it’s such a habit that I only leave my shoes on if I’m going to be running inside quickly to get something and can’t be bothered to take them off.

I grew up in New England raised by parents from the Northeast USA, and we always took our shoes off at the door; we had a cabinet for them there and everything. In part because yeah, they are terribly muddy/wet most of the seasons. (and then, after living a few years in Japan, I have a hard time even nipping back to my room to get my forgotten purse without taking off shoes first…)

I’m from the southern east coast, and it really depends! we have a place to put your shoes pretty close to the front door, but if I’m going out again later I’ll often leave my shoes on, especially if they require untying/buckling to get off. In my experience most guests that are staying for any length of time, especially informally (for a movie/video gaming instead of, say, dinner) will take their shoes off if/when I do. I usually follow my host’s lead for shoe protocol.

And I put my shoes on in the morning either as soon as I find them or last before I leave, whichever’s easiest (like, heels I’ll save for later cuz they’re hard to run around in)








For future reference.

Thank you.

For those who would ever need it. -C

reblogging here because i can see this being relevant to anyone who’s ever tried to get out of an abusive relationship

Reblogging because that last comment made me reread the whole thing in a new light and realize this could be vital information. So, putting it out there for everyone, and hoping no one ever really needs it.


It’s really weird trying to explain the differences between Catholicism and other branches of Christianity to people who aren’t religious because it ultimately ends up, “Well this is Catholic, this is Catholic classic, this is Catholic-lite, this is diet Catholic, this is new taste less calories not as popular Catholic, and this is I can’t believe it’s not Catholic.”







The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

I couldn’t hit the reblog button fast enough.

here’s an idea, pay writers decent wages for writing, get more books

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